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Instagram Live: Beginning in System Dynamics

June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT


Join us for an open talk about the first steps in System Dynamics. Rafaat will be sharing tips on how to get started in System Dynamics, where the approach can be applied and the importance of systems thinking. He will be sharing his diverse experience in different fields – from Aerospace Engineering to Social Sciences. You’ll be able to ask questions to Raafat and Fernando.

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Raafat Zaini is a research scientist at the Social Science and Policy Studies department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). His published research in modeling dynamic systems spans organizational design, dissent, change, strategy, and cognitive learning. Raafat worked as a researcher at the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and consulted for the Advance Management Group. He reviews academic journals and conferences, including the Academy of Management, Management Communication Quarterly, and the system dynamics society.

Raafat is a co-founder of the weekly Collective Learning Meeting peer mentoring group (CLM). He also served as president of the WPI System Dynamics club. He is a policy council member of the system dynamics society and an active member of the learning and marketing committee.  Raafat has more than twenty years of industry experience. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering), M.S. in aeronautical and industrial engineering, and Ph.D. in system dynamics and organizational behavior. Raafat also studied and enjoys interior decorating projects and mobile phone photography. 

Fernando Redivo holds a BS in Environmental Engineering and a MS in Environmental Systems both from the New University of Lisbon. He attended a semester of the European Master in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen and developed his thesis in the field. Aiming at developing business skills, he joined L’Oréal for two years and discovered that nothing satisfies him more than meeting new people, developing partnerships, solving problems, and contributing to the overall growth of a business. Since a young age, he has been involved in empowerment programs centered on building capacity in youth to be agents of change. He is passionate about social development and believes in the individual contribution to the betterment of the world. His superpower is resilience and his personal mantra is “be calm, be strong, be grateful”. He enjoys Sunday brunches and talking about the future of leadership. Currently, as Executive Assitant for the System Dynamics, he oversees and leads different projects such as the Seminar Series and marketing campaigns


June 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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United States


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